Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Turkeygate

No turkeys at WTEN. Except, of course, for the people running the place.Yesterday we told you how local newsrooms love the annual turkey carving demo from Price Chopper head Neil Golub ---well, it didn't take long for emails to start showing up about the turkey day massacre at WTEN. They mostly went like this one:
Apparently, at 9:30 am on Friday, one and one half hours before he (Golub) was supposed to arrive, the news director put the kibosh on the appearance, saying "It doesn't fit in with our news format."
Whoa. In the words of Lawrence -Lawrence from Office Space, not D.H. Lawrence- I believe you'd get your ass kicked sayin' something like that, man. Do you really think news director Jerry Walsh would hang a big client (and his moist, delicious turkey) out to dry without the GM's OK? Neither do I.